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Amazing Street Art from PolandNatalia Rak recently stopped by the city of Bialystok where she worked several days on this new piece ofr the Folk On The Street Festival.

The Polish Street Artist painted this stunning piece of a young girl wearing a traditional polish outfit while watering a tree. Have a closer look at the crisp mural in more photos after the jump, then if you ever visit Bialystok, you’ll be able to find the piece on Aleja Józefa Piłsudskiego. via(source) Natalia RakPolandStreet Art.

The Experimentation of Degas. Having the opportunity to visit any art museum is a pleasure.

The Experimentation of Degas

There’s always something to be learned. While art books and magazines serve a great purpose in providing visibility to many pieces of artwork that would otherwise be left in obscurity, they cannot equal the joy of viewing original artwork in person. It’s easy in a museum to tell which viewers are painters. They are usually the ones with their noses in a painting inspecting how the pigment was applied. This insight into technique and style can provide permission for a painter to take chances in their own work, leading to new creative possibilities. The Top 10 Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Have you ever taken a tour of the secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

The Top 10 Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Well, that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. We’re sharing all the little known facts we know about the museum. This is less about the unparalleled art collection, for which guides abound, but more about the tidbits that make the building like none other in the city. It’s about its architecture, its rich history, and the hidden gems to look out for on your first, second, and umpteenth visits to the museum.

Rather than one building, the Met is more like a jumbled collection of wings and various building campaigns. 1. 2. 3. 4. Original museum from 5th Avenue in 1880. You can still see Vaux’s original Victorian Gothic façade in various places, like in the Robert Lehman Wing (below, Gallery 961/962). In the second-floor passage that leads from the Grand Stair south towards the Impressionist wing (Gallery 690), you can catch another glimpse of the original facade peeking out. 5. 6. 7. Nine "Secrets" about the History of the Met's Department of Asian Art.

«In preparing a history of the Museum's Department of Asian Art, which this year celebrates its centennial by showcasing its unparalleled collection through a range of exhibitions, gallery talks, and other offerings, I have uncovered a number of little-known facts and many "secrets" that are not widely known to the public.

Nine "Secrets" about the History of the Met's Department of Asian Art

Here are nine of the most fascinating.» The Avery Collection of Chinese Porcelains (now galleries 612–619 in the Department of European Paintings). Photographed ca. 1907 1. Beach Art. Blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifs. Sep 09, 2015 blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifs blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifsall gifs courtesy of george redhawk artist george redhawk has turned a loss into a gift — after the artist became legally blind, he began to explore the realm of photo manipulation with a desire to show the world as he sees it from his damaged sight. through the use of computer softwares that aide the visually impaired, redhawk — who works under the name darkangeløne — has realized the ongoing series of animations titled, ‘the world through my eyes’. original digital art ‘the remains of a memory’ by adam martinakis / animation by george redhawk ‘to create most of my gifs, I am using a photo morphing software which I have been experimenting with, and perfecting over several years‘, redhawk tells graphic art news.

blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifs

Animation by george redhawk sculpture ‘cairn’ by celeste roberge / animation by george redhawk nina azzarello I designboom. Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art. Art lovers who visit my hometown of Washington, DC have an almost embarrassing wealth of opportunities to view art collections classical, Baroque, Renaissance, modern, postmodern, and otherwise through the Smithsonian’s network of museums.

Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art

From the East and West Wings of the National Gallery, to the Hirshhorn, with its wondrous sculpture garden, to the American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery---I’ll admit, it can be a little overwhelming, and far too much to take in during a weekend jaunt, especially if you’ve got restless family in tow. (One can’t, after all, miss the Natural History or Air and Space Museums… or, you know… those monuments.) In all the bustle of a DC vacation, however, one collection tends to get overlooked, and it is one of my personal favorites—the Freer and Sackler Galleries, which house the Smithsonian’s unique collection of Asian art, including the James McNeill Whistler-decorated Peacock Room.

(See his “Harmony in Blue and Gold” above.) via Kottke. Art - miniatures. Twitter.